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Cockroach Identification & Prevention In Chesapeake, VA

What are cockroaches?

Cockroaches are insects with oval-shaped bodies, a shiny appearance, and long antennae. Most use their six legs to scurry from place to place, but a few can fly short distances. Cockroaches communicate with each other by laying down pheromone trails. Their ability to communicate allows them to quickly invade and take over any space that provides them with their basic needs.

Cockroaches are scavenging insects that help to get rid of decaying organic materials. Cockroaches are helpful outside and away from people, but when these pests make their way into our homes, they are extremely harmful and need to be eliminated as quickly as possible. Learn more about reliable home pest control services in Chesapeake.

Are cockroaches dangerous?

Cockroaches are extremely unhygienic to have in our homes. While outside, or even after they're in your home, they feed on and crawl around things like decaying organic matter, trash containers, sewers, drains, toilets, and other less than sanitary areas. They then spread parasites, bacteria, and disease-causing pathogens throughout surfaces and onto your family's food in your home.

Another problem with having roaches in your home is that their shed skins and excrement puts a lot of allergens into the air that can lead to breathing problems, skin rashes, and trigger asthma attacks in those susceptible.

Why do I have a cockroach problem?

Cockroaches are adaptable and resourceful; they can find their way into our homes in various ways. Cockroaches are expert hitchhikers that often move from place to inside boxes, upholstered furniture, and electronics. They can also move indoors through gaps and cracks in exterior walls or around windows or doors or through pipes or vents.

Where will I find cockroaches?

Most species of cockroaches prefer to live in warm, humid areas. They hide in wall voids near pipes, sinks, and tubs in our homes. Rooms they are most likely to congregate in include bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, basements, and attics.

Cockroaches are nocturnal and most active when we are sleeping. Their ability to stay hidden is how they quickly build large populations.

How do I get rid of cockroaches?

Cockroaches are adaptable pests, with some species developing a close relationship with people; these are two of the biggest reasons they are so difficult to prevent. Cockroaches are persistent pests, and it takes the trained eye of a professional to find, appropriately treat, and eliminate these household pests.

At Hawk Mosquito & Pest, our professionals are committed to our customers and to providing pest control solutions that are eco-friendly, effective, and budget-friendly. Our residential or commercial pest control solutions will ensure that cockroaches are quickly removed from your structure and that services are put into place to avoid future issues with these pests.

Learn more about our effective cockroach control services by reaching out to us today!

How can I prevent cockroaches in the future?

Prevent issues with cockroaches by partnering with us at Hawk Mosquito & Pest and implementing the following recommendations:

  • Never bring secondhand items into your home without first inspecting them for cockroaches.
  • Inspect your windows, doors, and exterior walls for openings that may allow cockroaches to find their way into your home.
  • Ensure you place trash bags are in trash cans with tight-fitting lids, and the cans are stored away from the outside walls of your home.
  • Maintain a clean kitchen to reduce the number of crumbs and other food that cockroaches could access.
  • Practice proper food storage to help keep food out of the reach of hungry cockroaches.
  • Reduce the clutter in your drawers, closets, basements, and other storage areas that could initially mask a cockroach infestation.

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